Big Tiny Little Biography
Dudley 'Tiny' Little Jr. (born August 31, 1930 in Worthington, Minnesota) is an American musician who appeared on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1955 to 1959. His instrument is the piano.
The son of a prominent musician and bandleader, Big Tiny Little first took up playing piano at the age of five; becoming both a ragtime pianist and playing other instruments such as the organ, bass horn and bass fiddle. After playing in his father's band for a while, he struck out on his own playing as either a soloist or with other bands before joining the Welk orchestra in 1955.
After his tenure on the show, he went solo again; recording numerous albums and making guest appearances on several television shows over the years. Recently, he has played with Welk alumni Mary Lou Metzger, Jack Imel, Ralna English, Ava Barber and Dick Dale in the touring Live Lawrence Welk Show since 2004. Little has also performed at President Reagan's inaugral ball in 1985 and in 2000, returned to television in the PBS special; Lawrence Welk: Milestones and Memories which featured a reunion of stars from the Welk show.
He lives in Sparks, Nevada and is the father of four children.